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Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum
Mary Spoto introduces you to Writing Across the Curriculum.
Low Stakes and High Stakes Writing
Elizabeth Aiken discusses high stakes and low stakes writing in the classroom.
The Power of Revision and Peer Review
Candace Roberts talks about how to use peer review in as part of Writing Across Curriculum.
Benefits of Writing in the Online Classroom
Brian Butterly talks about how using Writing Across the Curriculum benefits students in an online classroom environment.
Starting point for researching a science topic; includes 2000 biographies, 8500 articles, 15000 illustrations, and the latest news in science and technology.
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Encyclopedia of American Folk Art
This extensively illustrated encyclopedia covers three centuries of American Folk Art, including not just painting, but also quilts, rugs, shop signs, stoneware and many other examples of "Americana" through the years. The approach is historical and includes information on particular folk artists, providing locations of institutions collecting and displaying their work. There is topical content on the ethnic, religious and mythical inspirations for American Folk Art.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
The Encyclopedia Britannica is a scholarly general encyclopedia with articles aimed at educated adult readers. It attempts to cover the widest range of topics possible and provides great depth in its subject coverage. The online version, in addition to offering over 120,000 articles, also includes an updated world atlas, thousands of images and videos and an online dictionary/thesaurus.
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Encyclopedia of Business and Finance, 2nd ed.
The primary purpose of this encyclopedia is to summarize the body of knowledge known as "business" in one place and in terms appropriate for the layperson. This body of knowledge includes five primary areas for research: finance and banking; accounting; marketing; management; and information systems. Business careers and business ethics have been given special treatment and there is also a strong emphasis on organizations and governmental agencies related to the fields of business.
Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd. ed.
This is an essential reference tool for anyone engaged in any aspect of educational practice, leadership, or decision-making. Articles address topics related to K-12 as well as higher education, teacher preparation, curriculum standards and assessment tests. There are comparisons of global practices in education as well as information regarding the significant impact of technology on the field of teaching.
Encyclopedia Judaica, 2nd ed.
This encyclopedia is a comprehensive study of the Jewish people and their faith, Judaism. It covers Jewish history, culture, holidays, language, scripture and religious teaching. The researcher will find timelines of Jewish history as well as Judaism and the Jewish population, by country.
The Encyclopedia of Philosophy
This very comprehensive, authoritative encyclopedia covers virtually every important Eastern and Western philosophical concept or theory and also includes biographical entries on major figures in philosophical thought from ancient times to the present. Topics range from Aristotle to Zoroastrianism and most articles provide bibliographies citing classic sources as well as more contemporary materials.
Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender
Essays in this encyclopedia address issues of sex and gender from the personal and the social perspective, as well as issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race and nation. This resource provides a global perspective, providing comparisons of gender roles from country to country and individual cultures within specific countries. Each article concludes with an extensive bibliography which points the user to recent books, journal articles, Web sites and proven classics for additional research.
Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology
For definitions of psychological terms or for more extensive explanations of various psychological conditions and treatments, this resource covers the entire spectrum of psychology. It includes articles about notable people, theories and landmark case studies and experiments as well as extensive information about psychology related career choices. Most articles are cross-referenced from technical terms to more readily understood layperson's terms.
Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 3rd. ed.
This collection of alphabetically arranged entries covers all of the major areas of science, including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology and mathematics. Each entry describes scientific concepts, provides an overview of the specific area and also includes definitions of scientific terms. This is a practical research tool for both the beginning science student and the more advanced researcher.
This is a premier online science resource which provides fast, easy and accurate access to over 7000 topics in all major areas of science and technology. Its user-friendly and visually appealing home page includes RSS feeds, flash animations and podcasts. The online resource has an A-Z Topic Index or the researcher may use the site's own search engine which is fast and easy to use.
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New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd. ed.
This standard reference work is the only comprehensive source on Catholic teachings. It contains scholarly articles on persons and subjects related to both Catholicism and the Humanities, and is generously illustrated with maps and photographs. This new second edition has been extensively updated and revised to reflect contemporary questions and issues.